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I Force and impact in pounds

  1. Mar 21, 2016 #1
    City bus estimated at 50,000 lbs is at a stop light and completely stationary. It's on a flat surface. Bus is hit by a 3600 lb car traveling at 45 to 50 mph hits bus from behind. This bus is shoved fforward 3 feet. 275 lb person leaning into frame of bus just above where the impact occurred. How much force or pounds of pressure is exerted on that person?
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  3. Mar 21, 2016 #2


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    I'm sorry but we don't do accident investigation here at PF. It would be impossible to give you an accurate answer because a real collision is a very complicated process and it's unlikely that we have either the necessary information or the expertise to work through this. The last thing you want is to waste a large amount of time and effort because someone here gave you the wrong answer. Thread locked.
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